Silver salt cellars with a tiny spoon were donated to the museum, along with a crystal knife rest.
Other donations new this month are a brochure from around 1912 regarding the Murtaugh area and an eight foot long church pew from the Filer Mennonite Church.
Last year the historical society was contacted by Forrest Berger, one of the producers of Outdoor Idaho programs on PBS. They were looking for information on barns. Before they left the museum they had more contacts and information than they knew what to do with.
The program will air on October 15 and the teaser features Duane Ramseyer. (You can see the teaser on our Facebook page.) We hope you all watch and enjoy the program in it's entirety.
It's September already?
The museum is currently open, noon to five, Tuesday through Saturday. We haven't scheduled any events due to COVID restrictions, but will be working on some educational programs for teachers to access. There is a possibility we can do some school tours also, so please keep us in mind and don't hesitate to email or call for more information.
The Twin Falls County Historical Society display at the fair is in the southwest corner of the agriculture building.
You can learn about measuring water, the different uses for pitchforks and scythes and a little about how to dress for the occasion. We also have a digital display with several short videos about local history and historical sites.